Public Meeting Set for Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery Water Delivery System Rehabilitation Project

Media Contact: Lynne Brougher, (509) 633-9503
John Redding, (208) 378-5212

For Release: November 23, 2009

The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will host two public information meetings to discuss proposed improvements to the Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery and the associated Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) in Leavenworth, WA.

Both public meetings will be held on December 1, in the Alpine Room of the Enzian Inn at 590 Hwy 2, in Leavenworth, WA. The meeting facility is accessible to people with disabilities. Contact Ms. Lynne Brougher (509) 633-9503, for sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired or other auxiliary aids.

The first meeting will take place from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. followed by a second meeting from 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.

The public is encouraged to attend and hear from federal officials about the proposed Intake Replacement Project. The draft EA will describe the potential effects of the project; it will be made available for public review in the weeks ahead.

The public will be able to take part in an informational question and answer session.

For more information, call the US Fish and Wildlife Service at (509) 548-7641 or visit their website at:

This project has been awarded American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 funding.

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